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Sewing machines and equipment / Re: Juki 1152 - 4 Refurbishing job
« Last post by Schneiderfrei on February 20, 2019, 09:57:11 AM »
Oh dear, Henry Hall, that would be funny.

On the other hand, if it weren't for Chinese manufacturers I couldn't get all the tiny screws and spare parts to build this thing up again.  Yesterday I was "learning" about the hook shaft assembly. In tapping out the post from the bottom of the hook shaft saddle, which was formerly damaged and non-adjustable, I immediately smashed the hook shaft up and snapped off the bobbin case opening lever. Luckily I can get a new one for $25 AUD rather than 21 GBP with 45 GBP postage.

Now at least the bobbin post is free in its housing in the saddle.
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Sewing machines and equipment / Re: Juki 1152 - 4 Refurbishing job
« Last post by Henry Hall on February 20, 2019, 08:59:13 AM »
Alongside their other models: Swinger and Faff.
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Sewing machines and equipment / Re: Juki 1152 - 4 Refurbishing job
« Last post by Hendrick on February 20, 2019, 07:51:24 AM »

Just for fun; on a recent trip to eastern european counties I saw machines labelled "JUKKI", imported from China...
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Costumers Forum / Re: You Tube costumers
« Last post by Henry Hall on February 20, 2019, 06:59:42 AM »
I like the look of 18thC shirts and I've even made one. I can't wear it though, except as a nightshirt. The dropped shoulder is irritating and they are just too roomy.

I've thought about doing one with a more fitted shape; somewhat like the ones Peter Gilmore wore in The Onedin Line.
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Books and other quality reference material / Re: Die Gewand-Sammlung construction book
« Last post by jeffrey on February 20, 2019, 05:03:33 AM »
I bought this book from them when they released it about 2years ago. It is a good basic drafting book with a system similar to M&S but somehow easier to maneuver. I have gotten some very good patterns from it and I am sure this next book is good too. They have or had some very good videos on youtube. Some dealing with drafting and some with sewing/construction.

https://www.die-gewand-sammlung.at/produkt/die-herrenschneiderei/


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Books and other quality reference material / Re: Die Gewand-Sammlung construction book
« Last post by Hendrick on February 20, 2019, 03:50:50 AM »

Real indeed, I am going to get it!  It looks nicely sequenced and clear and the handdrawings make it -if only seemingly- look easier! I also like how he shows the dressage.

Cheers, Hendrick
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Advertisers Gallery / Re: Burton
« Last post by Hendrick on February 20, 2019, 03:41:45 AM »
I actually own a Burton fleecy lined jacket and while it has been around for years, it is still made in China.

I suppose that, with their in house knowledge then, relocating production to China was easier in the beginning than it is now….
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Costumers Forum / Re: You Tube costumers
« Last post by Hendrick on February 20, 2019, 03:39:17 AM »
Nice!
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Costumers Forum / Re: You Tube costumers
« Last post by A. Ferrell on February 20, 2019, 02:45:53 AM »
These are currently considered the best-researched and most accurate patterns for a late 18th-century American shift and shirt:
https://atthesignofthegoldenscissors.com/products/manual-for-18th-century-womens-shifts
https://atthesignofthegoldenscissors.com/products/a-manual-of-18thc-shirtmaking
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I just briefly looked at the excerpt. It seems like a no-nonsense guide. Plus this guy is the real deal. I'm considering purchasing it.
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